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India faces dwindling supplies of potable water, threatening the health of millions of people.
This powerful multimedia on pollution in Lake Tai, accompanying a compelling article written by Joseph Kahn, is a part of the New York Times special series examining China's environmental issues.
Listen to Elizabeth C. Economy, CFR's C.V. Starr senior fellow and director of Asia studies, discuss the impact of China's economic growth on the environment with students as part of the CFR Academic Conference Call Series.
Hailed for saving the ozone layer, the 1987 Montreal Protocol is attracting fresh attention as a weapon against climate change.
China's environmental woes are mounting, and the country is fast becoming one of the leading polluters in the world. The situation continues to deteriorate because even when Beijing sets ambitious targets to protect the environment, local officials generally ignore them, preferring to concentrate on further advancing economic growth. Really improving the environment in China will require revolutionary bottom-up political and economic reforms.
This Discussion Paper provides stakeholders with a framework for developing a research,
development, and demonstration (RD&D) Action Plan that will enable sustainable and
substantial electricity sector CO2 emissions reductions over the coming decades.
This publication reviews experiences with existing (and past) cap-and-trade programs and determines what lessons these experiences provide for effective design of a possible U.S. GHG cap-and-trade program.
The official overseeing the World Bank’s huge sustainable development division downplays concerns that environmental issues have been suppressed in a new push for infrastructure projects.
Buoyed by the private sector, lawmakers appear more ready than ever to consider emissions controls linked to climate change.
Despite foot-dragging on climate change, the United States has a strong history of environmental legislation, which could provide models for future greenhouse gas reduction efforts.
Two years before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, China’s environmental and press freedom standards remain anything but transparent.
In this report by the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, advice is given for long term reductions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants in Canada.
This editorial explores the implications of the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition, chaired by Christine Todd Whitman and Patrick Moore. The author is critical of Moore's financial interests as a nuclear spokesman as opposed to being an objective environmentalist.
The author examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to quarantine threats while integrating Pakistan into the broader U.S. agenda in Asia.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
This clear and authoritative book presents a sweeping account of China's global resource quest and the unrivaled expansion of its economy. More
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
An authoritative and accessible look at what countries must do to build durable and prosperous democracies—and what the United States and others can do to help. More